The Party of European Socialists finds unacceptable the latest move by the ruling AKP party to strip the MPs in the Turkish Parliament off their immunity. We consider the newly approved suspension of article 83 of the Turkish Constitution as another attempt to crack down on the opposition.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: 'As PES President, I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his election as leader of the Labour Party. His campaign for leader has inspired tens of thousands of people to engage in the socialist movement, to fight, and campaign for a fairer society. Many of them are young people who have never participated in such an election before. This is a fantastic achievement.'